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MULAN: Family Movie Night & Review!

Last week, we had the opportunity to watch the new Mulan film. It’s going to be released with premier access on Disney Plus tomorrow (September 4, 2020) -- it’ll be available for 29.00 on Disneyplus.com, and you’ll be able to watch it as often as you’d like on any platform Disney+ is available!When cartoon Mulan came out, I loved it because she was a girl power bad ass warrior. I'm white. I didn't realize how little Asian representation there is…

My favorite apps right now!

Look, I know we are all trying to spend less time on our phones. But why don’t we work with them to use them for the greater good. Let’s make our lives easier. Here are some of my favorite apps right now. Color Story- if you don’t want to spend money on expense photo editing apps. This is a great free one. There are some in app purchases but every feature I use in this app is free. Cozi- y’all…

This Messy Season: September Edit 2020

I love when other content creators put together edits so I’ve made the executive decision to start offering them monthly too. Especially as we inch towards the holiday seasons, I think this will be especially fun. Look, I’m going to be honest here and tell y’all how much I’ve struggled to create content lately. Between Covid and blatant racism, xenophobia, people losing their livelihoods, and all the other uncertainties that accompany the first global pandemic we’ve seen in over 100…

“The One & Only Ivan” Family Movie Night!

My family and I read "The One & Only Ivan" back in April as our nightly read aloud. I actually put a copy in Liam's Easter basket. It was a family favorite read aloud, and we couldn't pre-order our copy of "The One And Only Bob" fast enough. Needless to say, we've been really looking forward to watching this movie in theaters, but this pandemic had other plans. I do feel blessed it'll be on Disney+, because I don't think…

Foster Care Wishlist: What To Add!

I said I'd do a post on this months ago, and I'm sorry to just be getting around to it. A fostering friend suggested to me that before we become foster parents we start a wish list, I'm glad I did! What I learned is that your friends want to help, and this makes things easy on them. Your actual needs/wants are on one page. I also made sure my friends knew we were open to hand me down versions…

Making Your Life Easier Over Here!

Disclosure: This posts contains links to my amazon storefront. I will earn a commission if you shop through my links. Thanks for supporting This Messy Season. I spent some last night updating my storefront after making some storires abotu simplifying your homemaking responsibilities by using Amazon prime to deliver your goods! I've pieced together my favorite things and homemaking products and everyday household items into one place to give you a starting point for setting up things to be delivered…

MY personal experience with Acutane: 12 day check in

Disclosure: I'm not a medical professional, I'm just sharing my experience in case it might help anyone else. Also, I want to see my journey over time too and thought this would be a fun way to document it.So before we start at present day, day 12 of taking generic Acutane or isotretinoin, which is a vitamin A derivative. I'm going to back up to 2015, about three months after I stopped nursing my son when I first started getting…

A book to read with your school age sons! (That don’t suck!)

Disclaimer: I was gifted a copy to read and share if I wanted to. All opinions are my own, I loved it. I'm going to tell you guys something right now, and I want ya'll to hear me. There is a major, major, major, lack of good, quality literature for elementary school age books for boys. In fact, maybe I'll write a series for that age. I thought it would be nice to share a couple suggestions here for you…

SCOOB Family Movie Night: Coming to Redbox 7/21/2020

Can I tell you how much it broke my heart to tell my son (who LOVES Scooby-Doo, btw) that we just couldn't afford the 20.00 price tag to rent this one. Like a lot of people, my work has been super slow and our budget has been tight. So, I'm thrilled to finally watching this with my boys on Tuesday night. They've been so patient and understanding as we've navigated the early days of foster parenting and job loss. So,…

foster care FAQ

Foster Care Q & A: What to do before your first placement.

I decided to start writing weekly foster care content, because there's some available online but not much is super current when it comes to tangible resources. So, if you're discerning foster care or you're currently a foster parent, check in each week for more answers. I asked for foster care questions in stories, so I'm trying to answer those here. As always, send along your questions and I'll do my best to help connect you with good resources. You can…